Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
and france called for an enter introduction of a unified oversight while germany urged a gradual implementation. ministers also couldn't agree on how much supervisory authority to give the european central bank. they decided to meet again next week for further discussions. eu, economic, and monthly tear affairs commissioner said consolidation of oversight will be the first step towards a banking union. it will include a framework for bailing out nations with excess debts. he said failure is not an option. last month eu leaders agreed to allow the region central bank to supervise some 6,000 commercial banks in the eurozone. the goal is so set up a framework by the end of the year and launch the new system next year. now let's get a check on markets. tokyo share prices are trading in a narrow range. the nikkei is down 1/4 of a percent at 9,409, a loss of 24 points from tuesday's close. they're sidelining after taking profits if recent gainers at the open. they're refraining from major moves to confirm the next steps in the u.s. budget talks. the obama administration and opposition
Dec 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
yesterday, but skaters are enjoying the new ice palace at the grand palace. it's the largest rink in france covering 1800 square meters. skaters can take to the ice every day until january 6th. so winter season kicking in. let's pull back and show you that france will still be seeing some wet and windy conditions. this is actually southwesterly winds that are dominating this area strengthening and making it a very wet scene, locally isolated rain will target portugal. temperature-wise not too bad. paris, 12 degrees for friday and saturday. on the rise he here in madrid at 14 degrees on your saturday, too. but the east is looking very chilly. kiev minus 5, moscow minus 9. that's for your high on friday. here's your extended forecast. >>> that concludes this edition of "newsline"." thanks for joining us.
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
is the former head of france's nuclear authority. he say prior to the fukushima accident, the operators only implemented the safety measures that were legally required. he said it's dangerous for plant operators to rely only on state regulations and that they should be encouraged to voluntarily enhance safety. the chairman of the nuclear regulation authority says he's not satisfied with the safety awareness level in japan's nuclear plants. shunichi tanaka says the country must boost those measures by listening to the advice of foreign experts. >>> north korea says any criticism of the rocket launch they carried out this week will be taken as a declaration of war. more than 100,000 celebrated the launch in pyongyang, including officials from the korean workers party and military. the party secretary said claims by the u.s. and other parties that the rocket is ballistic missile is false. it has been released and is orbiting earth. south korean officials say it had an estimated range of 10,000 kilometers, enough to reach the u.s. west coast. >>> south korean forces have retrieved a portion of t